frontend + backend style application design
prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Thu Jan 8 07:05:10 CET 2009
On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Steven Woody <narkewoody at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am considering write an application, its core functionalities should
> be implemented in a command-line application with which a user can
> interact via its command line interface. This kind of command line
> interface can help batch usage of the application. On the other hand,
> I still want a GUI front-end which does not implement any core
> functionality but only provides a rich GUI interface and communicates
> with the command-line back-end.
> I am asking you experts, in the terms of python, what
> idea/tools/module support this kind of architecture?
Quite simple really.
1. Implement all your core functionality as part of a library.
2. Implement your command-line tools that utilize this library.
3. Implement your gui that also utilizes the same library.
You can also take advantage of setuptools along with distutils
and define "entry points" for your application.
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